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It is a Japanese concept, basically meant for keeping the work place clean & tidy.

What are the 5S ?

1. Seiri (Proper Arrangement and Clearing up)
2. Seiton (Orderliness)
3. Seiso (Clean Up)
4. Seiketsu (Standardisation)
5. Shitsuke (Discipline)

Advantages of 5S

1.Operations can be performed withour error, proceeding in a well regulated fashion, resulting in fewer defective items thereby increase in the overall quality of product.

2. Operations can be performed safely and comfortably reducing the chances of accidents.

3. Machinery and equipment can be carefully maintained, reducing the number of break downs.

4. Operations can be performed efficiently, eliminating waste thereby increasing the efficiency and productivity.

How to achieve 5S ?

5S can be achieved very easily by every employee by having a close look at his work place. He is to ensure that :

1. No rejected/unwanted items are lying at his work place.

2. All items are kept in proper locations / order.

3. Everybody should cooperate with each other in keeping his and others' areas and the machines clean.

4. Everyone must follow rules and regulations and maintain required standards.


Comments Listing
Posted: 04/10/2014 12:23:52

May I request you to get a print/Save this text for educational use pl.


Posted: 03/05/2012 06:10:35

Kindly provide me more information on 5S.
thanks RM Bhanarkar


Posted: 24/11/2011 05:02:37

5 is a Japenese Model

Just Beggining - Focus on Basics-make it visual - focus on reliability- continuous Improvemnt.

SEIRI - Sorting
SEITON - Simplifying (Orderliness)
SEISO - Systematic Cleaning
SEIKETSU - Standardizing
SHITSUKE - Sustaining (Discipline


Posted: 16/07/2011 12:15:47

Leraning a ton from these neat articles.


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